CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Developments in Vermitechnology: A Review; 2. Vermitechnology and Waste Management; 3. Vermicomposting: An Ecofriendly Approach to Sustainable Agriculture; 4. Potentiality of Vermibiotechnology in India; 5. Role of Earthworms on Ecology; 6. Decomposition of Organic Wastes using Earthworm species Eisenia fitida and Lampito Mauritii; 7. Organic Carbon Transformation in Different Organic wastes by Microbial Vermicomposting; 8. Influence of Sugarcane Strash Waste Food and Seasonal Environmental Factors on Growth and Reproduction of the Earthworm Eudrilus Euginae; 9. Effect of Vermicompost Application on Soil and Plant Growth; 10. Vermicompost as a Organic Manure - A Good substitute of /Fertilizers; 11. Vermiwash Production Techniques; 12. Seasonal Variation on the Cocoon production of Eisenia foetida (Savigby); 13. Change in Biomass of the Earthworm, Eisenia foetida (Savigny) at different temperature; 14. Biomanagement of Sugar Mill using an Exotic Earthworm, Eisenia Foetida (Savigny); 15. Solid Wastes - An Option for Resource recovery; 16. Vermiculture Biotechnology: Expert System for Hotel Waste Management; 17. New Colonisation of Lumbricid allolobophora Parva Eisen. (Oligochaeta) in Great Thar Desert Soils: Dispersal and Ecophysiology; 18. Response of Eisenia fetida, avigny in Cassia Auriculata leaves supplemented with different animal wastes; 19. Decomposition of domestic waste by using Composting worm, Eudrilus eugeniae (Kinb.); 20. Evaluation of Nutritional Status of Vermicompost and Growth Response of Some Forest Tree Species to Its Application in a Nursery; 21. Influence of Sago Wastes-Pressmud Mixture on the Growth and Reproduction of an Indian Epigeic Earthworm Perionyx Excavatus (Perrier); 22. Decomposition of Coir Pith Using Vermiculture, Fungal Inoculant and Amendments; 23. Influent of pH on Earthworm, Lampito mauritti Kinberg (Family Megascolecidae) in different Organic Wastes; 24. Decomposition of Domestic waste by using composting worm Eudrilus eugeniae (Kinb.)
Earthworms (Verms) have long been described as the intestine of the earth, friends of farmers and so on, because of their manifold functions in the soil. Recently, earthworms have come to be recognized as one of the bioreactors due to their ability to degrade organic waste materials into available vermin-compost and the technology is being described as vermiculture technology or Vermitechnology. Due to population explosion beyond the limit and rapid urbanization, total agricultural land area is decreasing day by day. These are directly affecting the crop production. Although due to the usage of various chemical fertilizers and pesticides, yield of crop production have been increased multi-folds, but their excessive and imbalance usage causing tremendous alterations in natural soil environment. In order to cope with this trenchant problem, the vermitechnology has become the most suitable remedial device of the day. Therefore, the present book entitled "Verms & Vermitechnology" has been edited to make the low cost vermitechnology a grand success among the farmers, researchers and academicians.